Family photographs are so important. A couple of times I have gotten an email or a phone call from a client saying a beloved family member has very sadly and unexpectedly passed. And in all cases the photographs that we took on the wedding day were the last professional photographs of that individual.
So even though the family photographs are usually not the most creative part of the wedding day, I believe they are just as important as any other moment captured throughout the day. They should be taken with most care and patience.
As far as planning a location for them, I usually keep to the grade school acronym K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid.) Nothing is worse then spending 30 minutes on the phone with grandma explaining directions, so keep to the K.I.S.S acronym and stay as close to your ceremony spot as possible.
Another option if your ceremony spot doesn’t have a great spot for family photographs, would be to do them right before your reception. That way that beautiful reception view can also be included in your family photographs.
Here are a few favourite family photographs, hope you enjoy!
- Adele :)